Kent Messenger Group appoints new MD

The CN Group’s Chris Bisco is leaving the company to become group interim managing director of the Kent Messenger Group.

Bisco leaves his position as managing director of the publishing division of the CN Group in Cumbria in January 2008.

While at the CN Group Bisco was responsible for newspaper publishing and associated activities in Cumbria, Northumberland, northern Lancashire and Scotland.

He will work alongside KMG chairman Geraldine Allinson and the executive team to drive its multi media business strategy across Kent and the South East.

Bisco said: ‘The KM Group’s history has much in common with the CN Group; both were born in the era of ‘hot metal’, both established a core title and then acquired further titles and in recent years branched out into local radio, as well as embracing the internet.

‘The challenge now in our fast moving world is for local newspaper groups to complete their transformation into multi-media providers of local news, information and advertising services.

‘Like CN, the KM Group is well down the route of exploiting the new opportunities the multi-media world offers us. I’m looking forward very much to working with a new team in a new area while my colleagues at CN also move to the next stage of their development.”

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